Orbital Recruitment is proud to announce the recent e-fulfilment recruitment contract award by SuperGroup

Clipper Logistics eFulfilment Contract Award - Orbital RecruitmentOrbital Recruitment has been selected by Clipper Logistics to recruit and manage staff at their vast warehouse in Burton that could accommodate up to 200 employees to handle warehousing, picking and packing for iconic cult fashion brand Superdry.

Last year, Clipper Logistics won a distribution contract with SuperGroup, the clothing giant behind the successful Superdry label. Orbital Recruitment has a long-standing relationship with Clipper and was selected to provide people to man the warehouse in light of the contract award.

Many people have already been successfully recruited by Orbital, but there is still a requirement for many more pickers and packers.

Delivering e-fulfilment recruitment services onsite

As a result of the recent contract award, Orbital has installed permanent members of staff onsite at the Clipper warehouse on the Centrum 100 Business Park and this month sees another big push on recruitment as other distribution centre’s become quieter following the Christmas rush.

Helen Younger, recently promoted to Sales Director at Orbital, will be overseeing the recruitment of pickers and packers for the Burton Superdry distribution centre. Helen comments: “From a business point of view, it’s more cost-effective to base our recruitment services onsite with the client when they outsource their recruitment to us – particularly on this scale.

‘Anyone with experience of picking and packing or industrial work should apply, we’re really keen to employ local people, but applications from all over are more than welcome.”

SuperGroup decided to move its distribution operation from two bases in Gloucestershire to an ultra modern building with 500,000 sq ft of capacity. Known as The Duke, it is one of the largest in the region.

The company has begun the move and aims to complete the switch to the new base by spring this year. The warehouse will provide employment for many local people once it’s at full capacity, handling goods for stores and SuperGroup’s expanding online business and sub-consequent e-fulfilment needs.

Orbital goes from strength to strength

In order to handle the additional workload, Orbital has already employed a handful of extra consultants and now has 25 people spread across its offices in Derby and Mansfield. The company also has permanent staff at several of its clients’ bases focusing on developing key relationships within the companies and providing a first class recruitment service – onsite.

Orbital Director, Mark Burton said: “We’re really thrilled about the recent contract win and to be entrusted with this recent recruitment challenge is testament to our teams complete dedication to our clients needs in delivering a first class recruitment service.

‘Even though we are in the midst of an economic downturn – last year, we were busier than we expected and had to employ several new members of staff to ensure that our clients still received excellent service levels throughout – it really was great news all round.”

‘We look forward to continuing to deliver a high level of e-fulfillment personnel to Clipper Logistics.”

Read more about the story published in the Derby Evening Telegraph

Source: Orbital Recruitment, Derby Evening Telegraph

By Mark Burton

Orbital Recruitment are a supplier of personnel both temporary and permanent to companies throughout the UK and are a specialist in delivering onsite recruitment services, in particular e-fulfilment recruitment services. Find out more about the recruitment services we offer.